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. >>> to the disaster in japan now. the contamination both in and around the that damaged nuclear plant is growing. today the amount of radiation in the water that's been flooding the plant reached a level 100,000 times higher than normal. and today, plutonium, another radioactive substance, was detected in the soil around the complex. the contamination is believed to be the result of a partial meltdown in the core of that complex. all of this, of course, follows that march 11th earthquake and tsunami in japan. because of that disaster, health authorities all over the country and in our area are monitoring air and water quality. this afternoon, maryland officials announced a very small amount of radioactive iodine was detected in a rain water sample taken in baltimore. but as chris gordon reports now, authorities say it does not pose a health risk. >> reporter: our tap water is being tested to make sure it is safe, and officials say it is. the maryland and virginia health departments are monitoring samples that have been taken from reservoirs, rivers and rain water to check whether radiation from
blamed for this deadly terror attack. >> a concern about contamination in japan. there are new signs about the progress. >>> illegal immigrants are busted in virginia. some are saying more than 100 arrests are still not enough. >>> and air traffic controller allegedly was sleeping on the job. >> what's going on in sports? >> coming up nell, why a 3-0 lead in ♪ [ male announcer ] unrestrained. unexpected. and unlike any hybrid you have ever known. ♪ introducing the most fuel-efficient luxury car available. ♪ the radically new, 42 mile per gallon ct hybrid from lexus. ♪ welcome to the darker side of green. >>> a crowded us about stop in jerusalem one, woman was killed, more than 20 others injured. this is first major palestinian attack in several years. israeli officials are threatening harsh retaliation. >> in japan, there are new new concerns about the safety of the food and water following the earthquake and tsunami there on march 11th. authorities stay tap water in tokyo is now showing elevated levels of radiation. parents are being told to stop giving tap water to infants.
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